Being fully present through mindful awareness is a crucial factor in giving us resilience to face challenges that arise in our daily lives. –Daniel Siegel
Resilience is a dynamic positive behavioral adaptation process, which individuals can utilize when encountering significant adversity or trauma. It is the capacity to cope with stress and catastrophe.
This workshop will explore factors promoting resilience in the areas of coping with stress, anxiety, problem-solving, exploring negative behaviors, tracking and managing thoughts, and moving beyond trauma and toward the survivor. It is only with new experiences, insight, and integration that the old patterns have the opportunity to exist beyond their automatic, defensive traits. Mindfulness practice enables the integration of new experiences and leaves open the possibility for change. We then begin to track the characteristics necessary for resistance with future events: flexibility is one key trait shown to aid in the process of resilience when facing adversity. Neuroscience research is utilized to further understand the grooved behavioral patterns from childhood affecting resilience and how best new experiences in adulthood can re-wire the old patterns.
This workshop provides insight for clinical work, using practices drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, psychodynamic, and Gestalt methods.